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4 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

by The Swag Team | November 9, 2017
4 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Choosing to adopt a more eco-conscious lifestyle is an important step, but it can also be a daunting one. It’s hard to know where you can begin to improve your day-to-day effect on the environment in a way that is simple and affordable.


To help you out, we’ve come up with 5 easy ways you can make your home even eco-friendlier. Try them out and see just how easy it can be!


  1. Buy wholefoods in bulk


Rice, pasta, lentils, oats – all of these foods are commonplace in households. They are a staple of any healthy diet, but they usually come with one thing none of us need; packaging. By cutting out all the unnecessary packaging, we can really help to reduce our amount of waste.


For wholefoods like the ones mentioned earlier, buying in bulk is a lifesaver. Many health food stores and supermarkets now offer a bulk-buying alternative for those people who want to bring their own glass container to fill, allowing you to forego the wrapping that ends up in the bin anyway. Plus, you’ll save money too since buying in bulk is often much cheaper than packaged goods anyway! That’s what we call a win-win situation.


  1. Create your own personal and cleaning products


Cleaning products that you buy in the supermarkets are often filled with harsh chemicals that can be harmful to us and our environment. The good news is that making your own cleaning products is often as easy as mixing together a few ingredients you’ll probably already have in your cupboard! Whether you want to make personal hygiene products like soap or toothpaste, or cleaning concoctions such as laundry detergent or floor cleaner, a quick google search will give you a wealth of effective results.


  1. Grow your own fruit and vegetables


To really have a good impact on the environment, sometimes you have to get a little dirty. Making your own veggie patch is an amazing way to lower the carbon footprint of your food as it won’t need to travel any further than your backyard to get on your plate! It’s zero waste, zero emissions and incredibly healthy for the whole family.


Whether you have a spacious backyard or a small balcony, there are some great online tips for how to create your own veggie garden in your space. And the best part is that your produce will always be fresh, especially if you use our amazing Swags to keep them crisp and delicious. Trust us, you’ll never want to eat store-bought veggies again!


  1. Use energy-efficient appliances


Those energy-efficient stars when you’re appliance shopping? Pay attention to them! Not only will they save you a lot of money on your bills over the years, but they will ensure that your home is using as little energy as possible. For heavy-duty appliances such as washing machines and fridges, that’s a big deal! You can also try to save energy by using certain appliances less, like washing dishes by hand a few nights a week or hanging your clothes on the clothes line instead of using the dryer. Remember - a little effort goes a long way when it comes to being eco-friendly.